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By Karega Ani,Robert Hodge,Michon Benson,Sunni Patterson

In his debut poetry assortment, black ivory, Karega Ani offers an unflinching, and every now and then, scathing critique of yankee politics, racism, felony justice, jingoism, faith, identification, and hypocrisy.

From disguise to hide, black ivory serves as a liberation roadmap. it's a conflict cry for the disenfranchised (see Conspiracy Realists), a rekindled hearth for the disaffected (see The legislation of Opposites), a glimpse into the mysteries of the ostensibly banal (see Silent Majority), and masses, a lot more.

'Sankofa' is the traditional African idea that one needs to occasionally consult with the previous so as to have a clearer realizing of the current and a clearer heading in the direction of the longer term. In essence, one needs to occasionally increase the lifeless to avoid wasting the residing - no longer an activity for the faint of center.

Karega Ani isn't faint of heart.

As such, black ivory isn't a doe-eyed selection of beautiful phrases and hackneyed thoughts. Black Ivory is what occurs whilst phrases are weaponized. it's Baraka, and Hughes, and Sundiata, and Giovanni, and Oyewole, and, Wells, and the collective yell of the unvoiced.

black ivory is protest poetry.

It is the density of a useless megastar - a succinct screed screamed into rigidity thick air. it really is acerbic, irreverent, ancient, and prophetic. it's indignant in a such a lot punctual means, and it'll be undying till occasions eventually switch.

Hopefully, the contents of this publication will serve to render the contents of this booklet obsolete.

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